Thursday, July 23, 2009

A Day at the Park

Last Saturday night, Emma spent the night with us. It was a lot of fun to spend the evening with a rambunctious seven year old! On Sunday morning, after going to Sunday School, we decided to take Emma and Cooper to J.B. Hunt Park. It was an absolutely beautiful day! Matt, Emma, and Cooper played on the playground for a little while, then we went for a walk/bike ride around the park. Emma, who is still learning to balance her big bike, had a great time, but I think Cooper had an even better time! He never stopped sniffing all the crazy smells around the trail, and he even saw and chased a squirrel (he chases birds all the time, but this was his first squirrel).

By the time we got down to Lake Springdale (really just more of a pond, but whatever), Cooper was really, really thirsty from all his running and smelling, so Matt decided to let him take a drink from the lake. Well, as you will see from the pictures below, that one drink quickly turned into a full-blown swim! Once we finally got him out of the water, we came across a small (and much cleaner) creek that we let him and Emma play in for a little while. It was a great day at the park, and we already can't wait to go back!

Matt, Emma, and Cooper rode on the swings - Cooper loved it!

Cooper turning his drink from the lake into a swim!

When we got to the creek, the first thing Cooper did was lay down in the water...
Emma decided to pick him up, but then she just got all wet, too!
It was a great day at the park, and we will definitely be taking Cooper back to play in the creek soon!

1 comment:

April Wood said...

AWWW!!! I forgot you were related to Emma!!! (Sister? Can't remember!) How is she? Looks like you had a good time!!